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Olivillo, El Frangel

Kageneckia angustifolia

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Description

It is a tree species endemic to Central Chile. It can be found at altitudes of 800 to 3,000 m.a.s.l.

State of conservation

Almost endangered.

Division

Tracheophyta.

Order

Rose bushes

Family

Rosaceae

Foliar regimen

Perennial

Growth

Maximum size: 3 to 7 meters.

Growth rate: Slow.

Blooming time

November to February.

Flower color

White

Sun exposure

To full sun without any protection. Flat parts or slopes with northern exposure.

Temperature

It resists low temperatures (-8°c), it can tolerate an occasional snowfall.

Hydric regimen

Secano, where the period without rainfall lasts 3-5 months. Rainfall reaches 400-800 mm, concentrated in winter.

Type of soil

 It can be found in light soils of thin texture.

Uses

Ornamental, reforestation of mountain slopes, fuel.

Distribution

Unique arboreal species that inhabits ravines and hills of the Andean mountain range. From the province of Limarí (region of Coquimbo) to the province of Talca (region of Maule) from 800 – 3000 m.a.s.l.

Habitat and association

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